Arief Yudhanto, PhD

Research Scientist

PhD (TMU), MEng (NUS), BS (ITB)​​



​Dr. Yudhanto is a Research Scientist studying the mechanical properties and damage mechanism of composite materials. He's been involved in several projects: continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic laminates for structural applications (impact, in-situ characterization, micro/meso-mechanics); electrical characterization and damage in 3D textile and carbon/epoxy composites; nano-composites; tailoring interfacial adhesion in adhesively-bonded composite joints; soft robotics.


Research Interests

  • Mechanical properties and damage mechanisms in composites
  • Thermoplastic & thermoset composites, 3D stitched and woven composites
  • Progressive damage modeling and homogenization method for composites
  • Composite-based soft actuators
  • Adhesively-bonded joint of composites


  • 2013, PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan
  • 2006, MEng, Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • 2002, BS, Aeronautical Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia

Professional Profile

  • 2019-present, Research Scientist, COHMAS Lab, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014-2019, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, COHMAS Lab, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2014, Research Assistant Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan
  • 2010-2012, PhD Researcher, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
  • 2007-2009, Product Engineer, Hitachi GST (A Western Digital Company), Singapore
  • 2006-2007, Research Engineer, A*STAR - Data Storage Institute, Singapore
  • 2002-2003, Research/Teaching Assistant, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia


  • ​Best Presenter, Annual Meeting of Science and Technology Studies, Japan (2011)
  • First Prize, Essay Writing Competition, Japan (2010)
  • Scholarship for doctoral program, Asian Human Resource Fund, Japan (2009-2013)
  • Scholarship for master program, AUN-SEED/Net, ASEAN (2003-2005)

Research Interests Keywords

Composite Materials Mechanical Characterisation Measuring Damage Mechanisms Fracture mechanics